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If you want to create an archive, or extract files from one, which software do you turn to? WinRAR of course. It has been the undisputed champion among file compression tools for many years.

The fact that millions of users trust and use the program alone should tell you, just how good it is. WinRAR has a GUI which is easy to use, and supports every major archive format such as Zip, 7z, CAB, ACE, Z, XZ, ISO, ARJ, JAR, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2.

The developers who made WinRAR, created the RAR archive format, which is the best one for reducing the file size of the archive that you create. The application is the only one which properly and efficiently compresses multimedia files using a special compression method, which also supports other formats like EXEs, making it a very useful tool.

Not only are the archives that you create on WinRAR are smaller, but the multivolume archive mode helps you save your network data usage. That is because this archive mode helps split one large file into two or more smaller archives, that you can burn to a DVD or share online.

WinRAR’s self extracting archives are a great way to share archives with people who don’t have the program on their own system. This archive type is packed into an EXE, which the recipient can extract simply by running the file on their PC.

If you want a custom theme for the interface, you can make one for WinRAR, or use one of the many different themes available on the official page. Or, if you want to use WinRAR without the interface, you can use the command line tool.

Opening, editing, creating and extracting archives are all possible with just one-click, thanks to the Windows File Explorer shell integration that WinRAR supports. You can just right click on an archive to add more files to it, or to extract it.

You can add a password to protect your archive with 256-bit encryption, and no unauthorized person can open the file. So, you can share the archive securely online.